potato

  • Other Soup

    Cauliflower Soup

    Vegetable Soups are easy to make and warm us on cold days. My mother used to make Creamy Potato Soup for my sisters and me. I simply added Cauliflower to that soup. The texture is lighter than her Potato Soup and I like this soup with freshly cracked Black Pepper. Again, I don’t use Oil. …

  • Pork Potato

    Curry Flavoured German Sausage & Potato Salad

    The sausages in Japan are mainly European style smoked sausages. I came across the uncooked raw English style sausages in Australia for the first time. I still prefer smoked sausages and I especially like German sausages. I used to cook this Curry Flavoured Potato Salad with German Sausages quite often in Japan, but it’s been …

  • Potato

    Mashed Potatoes

    I am writing this recipe for my children. This is how your mother cooks her Mashed Potatoes. It’s easy to cook and essential to know how. Some people add more butter or cream to it. Sometimes you can add, or replace some Potatoes with, Broccoli, Peas, Sweet Potatoes, Pumpkin, Carrot, etc. to create different colour …

  • Baking Fish Potato

    Fish Pie

    This is one of my family’s favourite winter dishes. There are many different ‘Fish Pie’ recipes but this is what I cook. My daughter complains that the dish tastes ‘blunt’ and I should add some herbs or lemon zest to it. I know some recipes use lemon juice, but I like my Fish Pie’s ‘blunt’ …

  • Chicken Other Soup Potato

    Chicken Cream Stew

    ‘Cream Stew’ is a very popular dish in Japan. When the weather is getting cold, we often see TV ads of ready-made cream stew roux and we start to crave for the dish. My children loved it when they were young. And now? They still love it. I don’t use read-made roux. It’s a quite …

  • Gyoza Potato

    ‘Pierogi’ Gyoza

    On the other day, at a local farmer’s market, I tried a Polish food called ‘Pierogi’. It was yummy but very pricey! The filling was a mixture of potato, bacon and cheese. I thought I could make it by myself. I looked for the recipe to make the dough, that requires flour, salt, water and …

  • Pork Potato

    Satoimo & Pork Garlic Soy Sauce

    ‘Satoimo’, Taro Potato, has creamy & slimy texture. Because of allergy or something, my hands often feel itchy when I peel skin of ‘Satoimo’ potatoes. So I usually use Frozen ones that are already peeled and ready to cook. However, I have noticed that it takes quite some time to cook frozen ones until tender …

  • Potato Vegetables

    Baby Spinach & Potato Salad

    I like my Yoghurt Dressing that I created for the Kale Coleslaw. Then I used it for the potato salad instead of Japanese mayonnaise. I found the coleslaw dressing was a bit too sweet for the potatoes and it needed herbs. I thought Dill would go well with the yoghurt! That’s how I ended up …

  • Baking Potato

    Spinach & Ricotta Potato Gratin

    At an ALDI store, I saw a frozen food package named ‘Spinach & Ricotta Potato Gratin’ and it looked so yummy. I don’t buy processed food these days but I really wanted to try it. So I created it by myself. I can declare that this is another Super-easy Recipe. You can bake all servings …

  • Potato

    Potato ‘Oyaki’ Rice Flour Pancakes

    ‘Okonomiyaki’ is a popular Japanese dish that is known by many but ‘Oyaki’ hasn’t been known. There are many variations these days and this ‘Potato Oyaki’ is quite popular. Some recipes cook the potatoes first, then mash. Some other recipes grate uncooked potatoes and use potato starch flour. I always shred the potatoes and use …

  • Potato

    Teriyaki Potatoes

    When I had some left over roasted potatoes on the other day, I cooked them in a sweet soy sauce. The cold roasted potatoes were reborn in the Japanese flavour. Then I invented this dish. Cut the potatoes into small cubes and pre-cook them in the microwave so that you can save the cooking time. …

  • Potato Vegetables

    My Italian Potato Salad

    If you are Italian, you might say ‘this is not Italian Potato Salad!’ Well… I just created a potato salad with the ingredients that I think are Italian such as Italian herb mix and semi-dried tomatoes. This is my favourite potato salad and I like it more than My Family’s Potato Salad! Makes 4 Servings …

  • Baking Potato

    Feta Topping & Potato Wedges

    I don’t fry potato wedges or chips. I always bake them in the oven but you need oil for the crunchy texture. This ‘Feta Topping’ is a delicious addition to them because the sourness of the feta cuts through the oiliness of the wedges balances the flavour quite well. Adding spices to the potato and …

  • Mushrooms Potato

    Potato & Eryngii with Garlic Anchovies

    Jumbo mushrooms called ‘Eryngii’ or King Oyster Mushrooms are available from many grocery stores. I am so glad we can now enjoy a wide variety of mushrooms in Australia. My family love mushrooms and I cook them a lot. This dish is easy and cheap to cook, yet so delicious! Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Potatoes …

  • Potato Vegetables

    My Family’s Potato Salad

    My family’s Potato Salad recipe has been handed down from my grandmother to my mother and to myself and to my daughter. It is nearly a century old recipe as old as our favourite Kewpie Mayonnaise. This salad is so great for sandwiches! Makes Enough for 4 Ingredients Large Potatoes 4 Carrot 1 Cucumber 1 …

  • Potato

    Curry Korokke

    Korokke is a deep fried potato cake coated with Panko crumbs. Korokke is very popular and we can buy many different types of Korokke anywhere in Japan. One popular flavour is spicy Curry! Makes 12 to 16 Ingredients Large Potatoes 5 to 6 * dry & fluffy types are better Beef Mince 250 to 300g …

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    Korokke

    Korokke is a deep fried potato cake coated with Panko Crumbs. It doesn’t seem to be a very traditional Japanese food, but actually it is! Since 1872 Korokke has become very popular and we can buy many different types of Korokke anywhere in Japan. But I am living in Australia. I have to make them …

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    Butter & Soy Baby Potato

    Butter and Soy Sauce are good friends. When Baby Potatoes are in season, try this dish. Quick and easy, and delicious! Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Baby Potatoes in season 12 Butter 80g Soy Sauce 2 tablespoons Spring Onion 2 to 3 Method 1. Wash Baby Potatoes and boil in salty water until very tender. Break them …

  • Beef Potato

    Nikujaga

    ‘Niku’ means ‘meat and ‘Jaga’ means ‘potato’. This is one of the most popular home style dishes in Japan. My children love this dish. So I have to cook it a lot. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Potato 4 Onion 1 Ginger 1 small piece *sliced into thin strips Thinly Sliced Beef (or Pork/Chicken) 300 to …

  • Miso Soup Potato Sea Vegetables

    Potato & Wakame Miso Soup

    This is my favourite Miso Soup since my childhood. Tender potato and miso flavour are really a good match. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Dashi Stock 4 cups Potato 1 to 2 Dried Wakame 1 tablespoon Miso 3 to 4 Teablespoons Spring Onion 2 Method 1. Cut Potato into small bite size pieces. 2. Heat the Dashi …